The Gum Ball happens 22, 23, 24 April 2022.

The programming info below will be printed and available at the festival. However if you'd like to print your own copy in advance, you can head here


The Gum Ball is here to treat our souls in 2022!

This page is for event specific info relating to the Gum Ball in 2022.

We love a chat, but please give this page a read before you email us or give us a call - we're only a small team.


Yes it's been a long road through Covid cancellations, so understandably lots of confusion around ticket purchases is common. If you are unsure about your ticket or credit status, we're happy to help.

Please do an initial search for 'Humanitix' in your email, this may bring up a code or some info to help us. If you can't find anything, just email us with the name on your order, along with your enquiry and we can go from there.

Thank you for your patience around any of the ticketing stuff.


See the FAQ's info below for 2022.

FAQ for Gum Ball 2022


  • Who's Playing? - Head to the  Who's Playing tab to check all the acts out, playing times are also now available.
  • How long does the festival run? - In 2022, the festival will run over three nights. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is no additional Sunday Wind Down ticket this year, as Sunday is included in the full weekend ticket. You can purchase a Thursday night camping ticket if you would like to arrive one night earlier.
  • Single Day tickets? We don't normally see single day tickets, but in 2022 we are trialling an option known as a 'Flexi ticket which give you the ability to rock up whenever, and apply for a refund once you've checked out on departure.
  • Children's Activities? The festival hosts a range of exciting workshops, performances and play facilities over the weekend. In 2022, we are fortunate to have a funded project known as The House Of Big Dreams, which is a dedicated kids play zone with HEAPS of activities all weekend. We pride the festival on being very family orientated, but please note you still need to supervise your young ones.
  • Workshop Program - The Gum Ball embraces as much art and extracurricular activities as possible. In 2022 we are excited to unleash even more fun. If you would like to get involved with our visual arts program, it's never too late until its over, send your enquiry through to
  • Stallholders - For all stallholder, performing artist, sponsorship, or volunteer enquiries, please visit the contact us page.
  • Tickets are available (when published) through Dashville's online store. The Gum Ball has reached capacity every year since 2012, so probably best not to fluff around too much.
  • BYO Food and Beverages - Despite the fact we have a super awesome bar full of great booze and lots of tasty food stalls, at this festival you can bring your own food and drinks. Though please know and respect our biggest rule, GLASS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Please do not bring any form of glass into the festival. Basically this is the bush and broken glass does not breakdown, your one slip up can cause long term grief for not only children and animals, but perhaps even your own face.
  • BYO alcohol limit - 1 x carton of beer  OR 1 x decantered bottle of spirits/wine in a plastic bottle allowed into the campground per person. 6 x drinks allowed into the arena per person at a time.
  • Camping particulars - the campground is located directly outside and around the arena, so its a simple case of walking from your campsite through the gate and into the arena. At worst case this could be up to 200m if you're camped at the extremity of the campground. You are allowed to bring whatever camp set up that suits your group or person, though we ask that you consider not taking up too much space if it is not necessary.  Vans over 20ft need to be registered, to ensure suitable space is available. If you have a large van, and would like to camp with non-large-van-pals we'll do our best to keep you together but can't guarantee this.
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The Gum Ball

Following some pretty awesome weekends in front of capacity audiences in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. The Gum Ball music and arts festival will return for its 16th instalment from April 22 to April 24, 2022.

The three-day boutique camping festival tucked away at Dashville, a secluded property at Belford in the Hunter Valley NSW, is considered one of Australia’s greatest family friendly BYO, camping festivals.

It really is the perfect festival for those that may have given up on festivals, whether it be because you felt too old, society scared you or whether having kids makes it difficult. People have discovered this little gem as the answer to ease back into the game. Ask anyone that has been and they'll tell you just how achievable it really is.

The Gum Ball has a reputation for inviting some of the country’s most popular acts to perform alongside their pick of the best emerging performers from around Australia and overseas.

A bit of a "proving ground" you might say, where legends like Hoodoo Gurus, Polish Club, Magic Dirt, Tex PerkinsTumbleweed, Red Gum, Sampa the Great and Custard play alongside artists on their way up, like The Preatures, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

The Gum Ball mixes musical genres and styles, from rock and soul, through to hip-hop, country and in between, over two stages, side by side, to create a flowing festival feast of music and dance, where you don't have to do much else other than reach into the esky for another tin.

The festival has reached capacity the last three years in a row and is anticipated to sell out once again in 2020. The first line-up will appear in the coming month.

Along with its musical element, The Gum Ball also offers gourmet food and market stalls, kids crèche, yoga, skate demos, workshops, live art and a very popular late night silent disco.

Tickets include Friday arrival and Saturday arrival tickets for adults, youths, children and pensioners, available until sold out.

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